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National Immunization Awareness Week


National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April to highlight and recognize the importance of immunization. Canada’s NIAW coincides with Vaccination Week in the Americas and World Immunization Week.

During NIAW, you will see increased publicity about the importance of immunization and the success and impact that immunization has had in protecting and saving lives. Many organizations, in Canada and around the world, participate in international strategies to raise awareness about the important role of vaccines.

Immunize Canada invites you to help celebrate National Immunization Awareness Week with us from April 22 to 29, 2017.

Celebrate NIAW2017 with these activities:


National Immunization Awareness Week 2017 in your community!

Use our sample Proclamation


about immunization with these credible online resources


your own immunization awareness activities in your community.

Download our Awareness Campaign Ideas - Get your community involved resource


your plans and ideas for Immunization Awareness Week activities with your colleagues across Canada!


Celebrate on social media:

Follow Immunize Canada and its members on social media and use the following hashtags to celebrate vaccine success. 







Images for social media:

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Add a frame to your social profile in support of National Immunization Awareness Week! Share it on Twitter and Facebook.

Go to


Read a short article about Canada’s National Immunization Awareness Week.

National Immunization Poster Contest


National Winner


National Runner-up

                                                         More winning posters


Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website for additional resources. 

Last Updated: 25 April 2017